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Mouth Fungus (Columnaris, Mouth Rot)

This article was worked on by our good friend Nads, this took a lot of her time up to sort it out which will help our members time and time again. Thanks to Nads for this.

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Mouth Fungus (Columnaris, Mouth Rot)

PostAuthor: Nads » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:52

The name Mouth Fungus is mis-leading as this disease is caused by bacterial infection.

Other names given to this disease include Columnaris and Mouth Rot.

Symptoms

Symptoms include;

- Small white to grey patches on the head that may extend into the gills and mouth
- These patches develop into fluffy growths that resemble cotton wool

It is the cotton wool like growths that often cause confusion with the fungal infection Cotton Wool disease, however those caused by Mouth Fungus are coarser and greyer in appearance.


Cause

Mouth fungus is caused by the Columnaris bacterium.


Treatment

- Treatments that contain phenoxyethanol should be used as these will also treat fungal infections in the case of mis-diagnosis.

- Salt baths.
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